7 Things to Do in California’s Alabama Hills: Movie Road, Hiking, Stargazing & More!

a lone tree in the middle of the california alabama hills with views of the sierra nevada mountains and mt whitney behind the hills

California’s Alabama Hills is one of the most fascinating places in the Eastern Sierras and should be on any Highway 395 itinerary! Nestled in the shadows of the grandiose Mt Whitney, the Alabama Hills afford plenty of opportunity for adventure and exploration.  Whether you’re all about hiking and climbing or prefer to just chill in … Read more 7 Things to Do in California’s Alabama Hills: Movie Road, Hiking, Stargazing & More!

Top 10 Things to Do in Redwood National & State Parks

The Redwood National and State Parks attract countless visitors to Northern California each year, and it’s a must on any NorCal road trip. This stunning region of California graces visitors with scenic coastal drives, old-growth temperate rainforests, and of course, the tallest trees in the world!  It’s not surprising that Redwood National Park makes it … Read more Top 10 Things to Do in Redwood National & State Parks

10 Creative Things to Do in Crescent City, CA

Crescent City is a delightful little city with a lot to offer.  Where else can you walk amongst the tallest trees in the world, catch your own seafood dinner, and look for semi-precious stones while strolling along the beach? Crescent City is California’s northernmost city along Hwy 101 with the Oregon border less than 20 … Read more 10 Creative Things to Do in Crescent City, CA

How to Make the Most of One Day in Death Valley: A Quick Itinerary

Death Valley’s extreme temperatures and ethereal landscape make it one of the most alluring National Parks in the country. From waterfalls to desert dunes, Death Valley National Park has many places to visit and explore, even if you only have one day in Death Valley. Pre-planning and doing your best to stay on schedule is … Read more How to Make the Most of One Day in Death Valley: A Quick Itinerary

Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The summit of Mt Whitney is on every adventurer’s bucket list of epic hikes in California — and the world.  Sitting proudly at 14,505 ft, Mt Whitney is the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. There is a decent amount of planning involved when committing to this 22-mile hike, which has a total elevation … Read more Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area and looking for an adventurous hike near San Diego, you’re in luck — we’ve gathered 10 great hikes here! San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” for a reason — the hiking trails! While it’s actually known for its beautiful beaches and predictably perfect weather, San Diego’s … Read more 10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

California’s Rae Lakes Loop: The Complete Backpacking Guide

The Rae Lakes Loop Trail is one of the most coveted multi-day backpacking trips in the Sierras. With scenery unmatched by any other trail in Kings Canyon, the allure of this footpath draws more and more visitors each year. Some careful planning and a spirit for adventure are all you need to execute this trip. … Read more California’s Rae Lakes Loop: The Complete Backpacking Guide

Highway 395 Road Trip Itinerary: The Eastern Sierras in 10 Perfect Stops

Tufa formations in Mono Lake looking like a castle in the water on a sunny day

If you think a Hwy 395 road trip is no more than the byway to get you from Los Angeles to the ski slopes of Mammoth Mountain, think again. This historical corridor has a bounty of unique and fascinating Eastern Sierra road trip stops along Highway 395 (less commonly known as US 395). From mountain … Read more Highway 395 Road Trip Itinerary: The Eastern Sierras in 10 Perfect Stops